支笏洞爺国立公園 | POPULATION 382,000
Shikotsu-Toya National Park is one of Hokkaido’s most popular destinations with foreigners and easily accessible from Sapporo or New Chitose Airport. Volcanic activity has been created the unique mountains, caldera lakes and excellent onsen. The classic attractions in the park are the two peaceful lakes of Shikotsu-ko and Toya-ko, plus atmospheric Noboribetsu Onsen.
Getting There & Around
TRAIN: The limited express train Suzuran runs from Sapporo to Higashi-Muroran (6 daily / 1.5hrs) via Shiraoi and Noboribetsu, continue to Muroran as a local train (¥4690). For Toya, the limited express train Hokuto runs from Sapporo (2hrs / ¥5830) and Hakodate (1hr 40min / ¥5390).
BUS: Donan Bus operates most bus routes in the region. From Sapporo, buses run to Muroran (2.5hrs / ¥2100 / some buses continue to the ferry terminal), Toyako Onsen (3hrs / ¥2830) and Noboribetsu Onsen (1hr 40min / ¥1990).
From New Chitose Airport, buses run to Noboribetsu Onsen (1hr / ¥1400) and Muroran (2hrs / ¥1600).